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Bob Panasik

Born: October 20, 1941
Place of Birth: Windsor, Ontario
Category: Player (Amateur and Professional)
Induction: 2005
Club Affiliations: Hydeway Golf Club  

At 15, Bob Panasik played in the Canadian Open Championship.  When he made the cut to stay for all four rounds he made history as well. In the 48 years since, no younger player has made the cut at a PGA Tour event. But his career does not stop there.  Bob has spent all his life committed to the game of golf and to competitive play.  Canadian Junior Champion in 1958 through to CPGA Super Senior Champion in 2003, he has won a generous helping of tournaments, including 12 provincial titles, 2 CPGA Championships, and 3 CPGA Senior Championships. He also played his way into nine US Opens and 3 Canadian World Cup Teams.

Bob Panasik's Record:

International:

  • Qualified for the US Open Championship 9 times through Regional/Sectional Qualifying process: 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1983
  • 1968 Michigan PGA Assistants Champion: holds record margin of victory 10 strokes
  • 1970  Michigan PGA Assistants Championship - winner
  • Member of Canada’s World Cup Team: 1972-1973, 1975
  • 1994 Exempt to the Senior Tour
  • 2001 Qualified for the 2001 US Senior Open

Canadian Record:

  • 1958 Canadian Junior Championship, winner
  • CPGA Champion: 1972-1973
  • 1974 CPGA Championship, runner-up
  • 1981 CPGA Club Professionals Championship, winner
  • 1986 On the Canadian Tour Order of Merit
  • 1993 CPGA Club Professionals Championship, winner
  • CPGA Seniors Champion: 1997-1998, 2001
  • CPGA Super Seniors Champion: 2003-2004    

Provincial:

  • Ontario Junior Championship Runner-up: 1956, 1959
  • Ontario Junior Champion: 1958, 1960
  • Willingdon Cup Team Member Ontario: 1958-1960
  • 1959 Ontario Amateur Champion
  • BC Open Championship Runner-up: 1962-1963
  • Ontario Open Championship Runner-up: 1964-1965
  • 1973 NFLD Open Champion
  • CPGA Ontario Hunt Trophy (Order of Merit): 1973, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984
  • 1974 Saskatchewan Open Champion
  • Alberta Open Champion: 1974-1975
  • 1975 Saskatchewan Open Championship Runner-up:
  • 1974 Quebec Open Champion
  • Quebec Open Championship Runner-up: 1977, 1982
  • Ontario Spring Champion: 1979, 2002
  • 1979 Ontario PGA Champion (33,33 = 66 33,33=66)
  • 1981 Manitoba Open Championship Runner-up
  • 1986 Manitoba Open Champion
  • 1998 Ontario Summer Champion

Items of Note:

  • Youngest to make the cut in a regular PGA Tour event – the 1957 Canadian Open, at 15 years old, 8 months.  He finished T64.
  • 14 Appearances in the Canadian Open
  • Honoured Member of the Ontario Golf Hall of Fame
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